The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
Normally posted every Sunday before 10:00 p.m. unless I'm lazy.
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For the week ending 1/17/09
This Week's Overall News Theme: Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes

The Story  
)News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin The Sheriff's office issued a press release to Messenger reporter Ren McCormick: "Besides the liquor and the drugs which always seem to accompany such an event the thing that distresses me even more, Ren, is the spiritual corruption that can be involved. These dances and this kind of music can be destructive, and, uh, Ren, I'm afraid you're going to find most of the people in our community are gonna agree with me on this."

The Story The former head of the Wise County Republican Party will head to Washington to report back with news about the inauguration.
News worthiness *
The Spin The first paragraph will be: "We elected a black man? When did that happen? He got like 25% of the vote in Wise County!"

The Story
News worthiness **
The Spin The story left out her salary: $202,256.

The Story The first week of the Messenger under new owner Phil Major includes a Letter to The Editor telling us that Major is a great guy.
News worthiness *
The Spin This is not a good sign. 

The Story And our weekly spotlight on a Wise County high school athlete brings us this gem:
News worthiness *
The Spin I'm not sure if I've ever heard of a marijuana death, but somewhere Nancy Reagan nods in approval.

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